Benday Best

“Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective”

Catherine D. Anspon
October 01, 2012

If Warhol is the king of Pop art, then Roy Lichtenstein is the movement’s crown prince. Now this prince’s unforgettable benday dots and swell comic attitude are celebrated in a new retrospective, complete with behind-the-scenes drawings, his greatest and most classic cartoony paintings of the ’60s and many under-known canvases that comment on the canon of 20th-century art history. Catch “Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective” organized by the Art Institute of Chicago traveling to Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art (October 14 – January 13, 2013); London’s Tate Modern (February 21 – May 27, 2013); and Centre Pompidou in Paris (July 3 – November 4, 2013).